2013; Volume 14, No 12, December


IAHPC Traveling Scholarships to the ALCP Congress

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce 10 (ten) scholarships from the IAHPC Traveling Scholarship Program, to help support the travel of palliative care workers in developing countries to the VII Congress of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (Asociacion Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos - ALCP). The ALCP Congress will take place in Medellin, Colombia, March 12-15, 2014. Additional information about the ALCP Congress can be found here.

Applicants must be living in a developing country, be active members of IAHPC and of ALCP, and actively working in palliative care. Applications from physicians, nurses, psychologists and other disciplines are welcome.

Preference will be given to individuals who have not received an IAHPC grant in the past three years with accepted poster or oral presentations in the Congress and to individuals living and working in developing countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.

If you wish to apply and are not an IAHPC or ALCP member, you may join by clicking the links below:

Applications for Traveling Scholarship are available through the IAHPC website here.

If applicable, please send proof of acceptance of the poster or oral presentation, along with a copy of your current CV. Selected grantees will also be eligible to receive a discounted registration fee from the Congress.

Deadline to apply is December 31st, 2013. Results will be announced by January 2014.

Best regards,

The IAHPC Office

Children's Institute for Pain and Palliative Care (CIPPC) scholarships.

The Children's Institute for Pain and Palliative Care (CIPPC) is offering two competitive scholarships for physicians from low and moderate income countries currently working in the field of pediatric pain and/or palliative care.

This 2-week International Scholarship includes:

To apply for this scholarship or further questions, please contact:

ATLANTES call for candidates

The Institute for Culture and Society, Universidad de Navarra, Spain, calls for candidates for the position of researcher in the ATLANTES Research Program on Human Dignity, Advanced Disease and Palliative Care Project. The candidate will be in charge of a sub-project of the first focus of the program on palliative care foundations and intangibles and would work in some others sub projects.

Project information.

Interested candidates must send the application including a CV, a cover letter and the research proposal by email to And complete the ICS database here.

The submission deadline is December 20, 2013.

International Palliative Care Network

The International Palliative Care Network Conference 2013 hosted under the auspices of the European Association for Palliative Care allows exclusive access to the works of the most influential, internationally based palliative care professionals. All lectures and posters remain FREE to members of the PCN Community.

Embrace Palliative Care Network's mission - Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere.

Join for free and take part in the conference here and here.

Recommendations of the EAPC for the development of undergraduate curricula in palliative medicine at European medical schools

An international task force was established by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) to work on recommendations for the development of curricula on undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in palliative care.

For the field of undergraduate medical education and training, the present document "Recommendations of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) for the Development of Undergraduate Curricula in Palliative Medicine at European Medical Schools" has been prepared, also as an update of the former document “Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education” which was published in December 2007.

The task force now decided to change the title of the document, especially, to make clear that these are recommendations rather than a concrete curriculum, therefore leaving the adaptation of the contents and suggested teaching methods to the responsible persons in particular local or national settings according to their situation and resources.

Click here to download the paper.

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